the pick of the matches on boxing day. pretenders aston villa take on arsenal, in their frankly ludicrous bid to challenge for the title. it's like saying arsenal are challenging for the title this season, except arsenal has money to spend if needed, while villa have already spent money on their nice collection of 53 centre-backs. aston villa are on a 6-match unbeaten streak, which includes 4 wins, and draws with fulham and manchester united can be counted as good results as well. surely this run has to end somewhere, as they are frankly, a rather one-dimensional team. everyone knows what they're gonna do. they're gonna punt balls into channels for agbonlahor/milner/young to chase and then score a lucky goal. they were lucky against everton and supremely lucky against west ham. well, luck runs out, just as bad runs will end, so arsenal will beat aston villa.
Eddy's prediction: $5 on arsenal level @ 2.080 = $10.40